Adult Creative Workshops



Learn how to texture aluminum sheet metal with hammers to create a forged wrap ring.  No experience is necessary and tools and materials are supplied.(Appropriate for children 12 & up).  
Tuesday, July 11.  5 – 7PM 
$30 BAC Members/ $35 Non-Members.
 For more than ten years, artist Ellen Ball has created metalsmithed jewelry and has taught over 200 people at various locations in western NC. She is a member of North Carolina Artist-Blacksmith Association of North Carolina and works out of her studio in Hickory.


Thirty-five years ago, Dan Hoyle took a beginner’s class in stained glass through Western Piedmont Community College and he has been working and experimenting in the medium ever since. Within a year, he was making small and large light-catchers, panels, and lamps. He has made hundreds of items over the years, including mosaic pieces, kaleidoscopes, re-purposed pieces, cabinet doors, and three-dimensional pieces. Dan lives in Valdese and is a retired Burke County Public Schools principal. He will come out of retirement to teach this series of classes.  Called a “beginner’s class”, but is open to anyone having experience in this type glass work.  Stay tuned for new classes to be announced.


Professional watercolor painter and art instructor, Kathi Yarnall, will teach the techniques that are essential for a successful experience with watercolor painting. While this class is a continuation of the February watercolor class, where students painted single objects and a landscape, you may sign up without having taken the first class. In the morning, I will review beginning techniques, demonstrate new techniques, and assist students individually with their paintings. After lunch, I will demonstrate how to mat and frame watercolor paintings, and continue with demonstrations and individualized instruction.
Please bring objects that you would like to paint, and/or a variety of photos to work from, such as; landscapes, sunsets, flowers, etc. Also bring a drawing pencil (H or 2H), kneaded eraser, and watercolor supplies, if you have them. All supplies and paper will be available for those without their own supplies.  There will be discussions throughout the class about  the importance of selecting good watercolor paints, paper, brushes, matting and framing.
Instructor: Kathi Yarnall
Saturday, June 17. 10AM – 3PM (Bring your lunch!)
Class Fee: $45 BAC Members/ $55 Non Members